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APPLY NOW! 2017 She Leads Africa (SLA) Accelerator Program For Entrepreneurs

The SLA Accelerator is a 3 month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Africa’s brightest entrepreneurs. This year we’re looking for entrepreneurs with businesses from the Agribusiness, Retail & E-Commerce, Technology, Creative and Beauty industries.

Benefits:

  • 3 months of hands-on support and coaching
  • Direct access to Africa’s best minds
  • Opportunity to win money for your business
  • Opportunity to pitch to a room full of investors
  • Media attention to raise your business profile

2017 Accelerator Cohorts

Retail

This cohort is open to entrepreneurs building businesses in the Retail & E-Commerce industry in Abuja.

Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

Agribusiness

This cohort is open to entrepreneurs building businesses in the Agribusiness industry in Kaduna.

Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

Creatives

This cohort is open to entrepreneurs building businesses in the Creative industry in Lagos Island.

Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

Technology

This cohort is open to entrepreneurs building businesses in the Technology industry in Lagos Mainland.

Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

Beauty

The Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator is open to beauty businesses in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast and South Africa.

Applications will be open in June.

Applications close June 25, 2017. Find answers to your questions and application advice here.

How The Program Works

Step 1: Put together a top-notch application package, ace the semi-final interviews and get selected by the SLA team. You can find tips and advice here.

Step 2: Spend 1 week with the SLA team being trained in business skills and getting access to some of Africa’s top business minds.

Step 3: Spend the next weeks implementing the lessons learned, meet with the other members of your cohort to learn together and watch the results roll in. You’ll have access to the SLA team for any help or guidance you may need.

Step 4: Investor Dinner! Present your business to a room filled with investors and media. No joke: Previous SLA entrepreneurs have been featured on Forbes and CNN. They’ve gone on to raise almost $1mn. A lucky few even got to pitch to Aliko Dangote himself.

Step 5: The top entrepreneur will walk away with cash money for their business. The others will have received 3 months of intensive support and may well hook a few investors in the process!

For more information, kindly visit the official website HERE.

 

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